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Memory and Alzheimer’s disease

Is Alzheimer’s disease preventable? What are the best ways to keep your brain sharp? Hear what a Providence brain expert has to say.

[VIDEO] Tips for a healthy brain

What can you do to maintain a healthy brain while you age?

Women and Memory Loss

Forgetfulness tends to increase with age, but there's a big difference between normal absent-mindedness and the type of memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease. 

#CuriousBrain Event Twitter Highlights

Read highlights from The Curious Workings of Your Brain, presented by Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Mega, M.D., Ph.D., and Richard Rosenbaum, M.D.

Curious about brain health? Eat smart.

To maintain a sharp mind and a healthy brain, try leaning more toward Brussels sprouts than brownies. So advises Michael Mega, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of Providence Cognitive Assessment Clinic.

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Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's Disease

This booklet discusses the safety concerns of persons with Alzheimer's disease, safety interventions for the home environment, driving, and planning for emergencies.  It was produced by the National Institutes on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Education and Research (ADEAR) Center.  Hard copies of this booklet are available by calling:  1-800-438-4380 or by online request at www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers.

How to Manage Bathing Difficulties

This handout describes common bathing issues and helpful interventions for making it a more enjoyable experience.

When should a patient be referred to Providence Cognitive Assessment Clinic?

Not all absentmindedness is dementia. Here's a handy chart to help you determine if your patient needs further testing.

Caregiver Support Group - Websites

Links to websites offering support and information for caregivers of Alzheimers patients.
 

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use guide from the National Institute on Aging.

This booklet is free and discusses the following:
  1. Stages of Alzheimer's disease
  2. How to care for a person with Alzheimer's
  3. Caring for yourself
  4. When to get help
  5. Medications and common medical problems
  6. Copping with late stage Alzheimer's

For a hard copy of the booklet, contact the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 1-800-438-4380 or www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers

Clinical publications

Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.

Proprietary Health Article

Seeking to bend the Alzheimer’s curve

New selective amyloid-lowering agents are being tested to slow progression of the disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment. – Michael S. Mega, M.D., Ph.D., medical director, Providence Cognitive Assessment Clinic

Could new therapies slow or even stop Alzheimer’s disease?

Anti-amyloid agents are the subject of two clinical trials. If they delay Alzheimer’s by just five years, the disease’s prevalence will be halved. – By Michael Mega, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist

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Resources for Caregivers of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Care Facilities Referral Sites -  for Caregivers of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease patients in Oregon - Portland and surrounding areas

Care Facilities - Multnomah County

Resources for caregivers of dementia and alzheimer's patients, including care facilities, in-home care and adult day care in Multnomah County.

Care Facilities in Washington County

Resources for caregivers of dementia and Alzheimer's patients in Washington County.  Includes care facilities, in-home care and adult day care.

Care Facilities - Other WA & OR counties

Resources for caregivers of Dementia and Alzheimers disease in other WA and OR counties

Care Facilities - Vancouver, WA

Resources for caregivers of Dementia and Alzheimer's patients in Vancouver, WA.  Includes care facilities, in-home care and adult day care.